March 2012

Youth Collection Move Complete

 The Youth Collection move is complete!  Please visit our newly remodeled location on the 3rd floor for all your Youth material needs.  If you need assistance locating materials, just stop in to the offices of our friendly Youth staff.

Youth Books on the Move

Youth collection moving

Material from the Youth Collection is in the process of moving from its current location on the 1st floor to their new and improved 3rd floor. The entire YE collection is now on the 3rd floor. Y Fiction and Non Fiction are being moved today. Please contact staff in the Youth department if you need assistance locating material.

EBSCO Databases Available Again

EBSCO has resolved the problem we experienced yesterday with their databases.  The EBSCO databases are available again!

LexisNexis Academic Industry and Executive Information

The LexisNexis Academic database was recently expanded to include Industry Dossier and Executive Dossier information. Tabs for Industry and Executive can be found within the Company Dossier section after clicking the Companies tab on the left side of the inital screen.

The Industry Dossier can be searched by SIC code or industry-related term to get information such as financials and ratios on leading firms in an industry, from providers such as Integra and Morningstar.

The Executive Dossier contains data on more than 58 million executives. This Dossier can be used to look up particular individuals or to create lists of executives, such as those in a certain job speciality or function in a certain industry in a certain geographic area.

LexisNexis Academic can be accesed from the Databases A-Z heading in the upper middle portion of the Library home page, the Business Portal, or this URL:


Upcoming Campus Scholarly Communication Events Sponsored by Rod Library

Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain / Calligraphy by Jan van de Velde

See the Events Flyer

Friday, April 6, 2012

Scholarly Communication: Author Rights topic table at the CommUNIty of Scholars event.

  • Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Presentation on Know Your Copyrights: Ownership and Author Rights by Karen Fischer, Collection Analysis Librarian, University of Iowa. The presentation is open to the campus.

  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Location: University Room, Maucker Union

Visit the Rod Library Scholarly Communication website for more information on this topic.

Submitted by the Rod Library Scholarly Communication Task Force [Thomas Kessler, Stan Lyle, Ellen Neuhaus]

ScienceDirect down for maintenance all day Saturday, March 17, 2012

ScienceDirect will be down for maintenance on Saturday, March 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Elsevier plans to install a number of upgrades, including increasing search speed and article rendering, as well as solving several problems with PDF downloading and RSS feeds.

March Exhibits








For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.


Changes in Library Hours During Spring Break

The Library's hours leading up to and during Spring Break Week are the following:

March 8, Thursday  -  regular hours (7:30 a.m.-midnight)
March 9, Friday  -  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

March 10 - 11, Saturday - Sunday  -  Closed
March 12 - 16, Monday - Friday  -  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

March 17, Saturday  -  Closed
March 18, Sunday - 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight

Have a great break!